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Precious Metal Documentation and Analysis Project, Florida

Task: Capture , documentation and analysis of the faint carved surface details on metal objects that originate from several Florida archaeological site locations. These objects are held in the Florida Bureau of Archaeological Resources Vault location, and are rarely seen by researchers. It is our goal to make these materials more available through digital means.

Challenge: Metals, such as copper, gold and silver are highly shiny and polished and often do not show up well using 3D laser scanning

Solution: Try several approaches to documentation including scanning, RTI images, and standard photograph images for the object documentation.

Kite-Shaped Pendant from Site 8Hi3

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Copper Tablet from Site 8Os4